The arrangements of text-books with us is a matter of more importance than it was in the old, methods, although we no longer depend upon our text-books exclusively. Extended tables of analysis have been made as a basis for the Vesona or universal language. These show a minute classification of every branch of human knowledge, and they are used as a guide in the new system of schools.
A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE. The civilized man
is more natural than the primitive man. For his nature is now more unfolded, better developed. It is true that the primitive man followed a natural impulse in choosing vocal sounds to express his thoughts and feelings, and thus invented language. But with the vast knowledge of the present day to guide us, a new language can be formed upon both a natural and a philosophical basis. Great linguists assure us that "Such a language might be far more perfect, more regular and more easy to learn than any of the spoken languages of man." It could truly represent the entire growth of past ages, in art, in science and in social life.
The Vesona is a language based, first, upon the natural meanings of the vocal sounds; second, upon the natural laws of thought and expression, and third, upon a scientific classification of every branch of human knowledge, so that the language may reflect the same order, simplicity and unity that prevail everywhere in nature.
Human language is an art with three great divisions, grammar, music and gesture. Two of these divisions, that is music and gesture, have already been developed to a great extent in harmony with natural laws. In